Thomas Ryan in Cambridge, Massachusetts - in the middle of the 1800's

from Recollections of an old musician, page 96:


Parlor concerts were in vogue. In Cambridge, for instance, we had for fifteen consecutive seasons a set of eight parlor concerts, given in the houses of the professors or other friends of music. The programmes were of good music only. We also had for years sets of parlor concerts in places like Milton and New Bedford.

cite as

Thomas Ryan, Recollections of an old musician (New York City, 1899), p. 96. accessed: 22 July, 2024

location of experience: Cambridge, Massachusetts


Thomas Ryan

Listening to

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performance of 'unknown music' performed by Boston Mendelssohn Quintet Club

Experience Information

Date/Time in the middle of the 1800's
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, in private, indoors

Originally submitted by Jo Reardon on Tue, 15 Dec 2015 21:42:58 +0000
Approved on Fri, 19 Feb 2016 08:01:52 +0000